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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).


Today Tuesday December 10



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Graeme Stephen Septet @ Gateshead Old Town Hall. February 25th.

Graeme Stephen (guitar), Mario Caribe (double bass), Stu Ritchie (drums), Martin Kershaw (alto saxophone), Phil Bancroft (tenor & soprano saxophones), Chris Stout (fiddle) & Ben Davis (cello). Guitarist Graeme Stephen arrived in Gateshead with a band of fellow Scots, a classical cellist and a London-resident Brazilian bassist to play a concert promoted by Jazz North East in the borough's Victorian former town hall. The Tyneside date was one on a tour of England and Scotland to promote Stephen's CD ' Vantage Points'. The writing of the album was inspired by Scottish locations familiar and not so familiar. The presence of Phil Bancroft and Chris Stout ensured a pronounced folk element across the two sets. The real jazz content emerged during the two extended guitar, bass and drums trio excursions - Stephen excelling with some serious jazz guitar playing and eliciting a roar of approval from the audience of jazzers and folkies alike. Russell.

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